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MPD Daily Significant Calls 01/04/2019 to 01/05/2019

January 5, 2019 10:30 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 01/04/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/05/2019, MPD received 412 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown.  MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
To further break down the 412 calls for service for the past 24 hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (64), East (90), Midtown (60), North (52), South (46), West (62), and Other (38).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other." 
1) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 4:23 a.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of N. Brooks St for a disturbance between two subjects (44-year-old AAM and 50-year-old WF).  The female subject falsely identified herself to officers and reported that a male subject pepper-sprayed her.  The male subject was not on scene.  The female was conveyed to a local hospital where she was subsequently arrested for obstructing and an outstanding warrant.  The male subject will be charged with domestic disorderly conduct once he is located.  Investigation continuing.  *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed. 

2) MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store in the 600 block of S. Whitney Way for a report of a subject/suspect (28-year-old WM) acting "erratically," screaming and pounding on the glass.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and bail jumping.    

3) CENTRAL: Check Person – 9:55 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (55-year-old WM).  Multiple addresses checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was ultimately contacted via phone and he denied being suicidal.  No grounds for legal action at this time.     
4) NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 10:12 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/S. Second St for a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle crash.  The pedestrian (48-year-old WF) was running across a crosswalk when a driver (65-year-old HM) was unable to stop in time and struck her. The pedestrian sustained non-life threatening injuries.  Investigation continuing.     
5) EAST: Check Person – 2:05 pm.  A subject (13-year-old WM) damaged property and threatened staff at a group home and then fled the residence.  Officers located the subject and transported him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.  The subject was later transported to Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

6) CENTRAL: Assist Outside Agency/Adult Arrested Person – 2:44 pm.  Officers arrested a suspect (39-year-old WM) at a Spaight St residence for whom Middleton PD had developed probable cause to arrest on domestic charges.  Middleton PD is in charge of the investigation.

7) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:14 pm.  Officers responded to Orin Rd for a report of an intoxicated suspect (44-year-old WF) who created a disturbance and struck or kicked her roommate (42-year-old WM).  The suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and battery, as well as resisting arrest.  Investigation continuing.

8) WEST: Drug Incident Overdose – 8:24 pm.  A suspect (24-year-old AM) was found unresponsive at a DOC-operated facility on the west side.  The suspect admitted to using heroin and was arrested for possession of heroin and bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.

9) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:15 pm.  Officers responded to the 1900 block of McKenna Blvd for a disturbance where a suspect (30-year-old AAF) battered a victim (52-year-old AAM) and damaged property in the residence.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct, battery, and damage to property.  The suspect is at large.  Investigation continuing.

10) SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 10:32 pm.  Officers responded to an armed robbery at Kwik Trip, 2601 Fish Hatchery Rd.  The suspect (34-year-old WM) fled the scene but was apprehended by Fitchburg PD while fleeing his second robbery attempt at a Speedway gas station in the 2800 block of Fish Hatchery Rd.  The suspect confessed to both robberies and was taken to the DCJ.  Investigation continuing.  An incident report was completed on MPD's website.

11) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:02 am.  Officers responded to an east side residence where during an argument, the suspect (40-year-old AAM) punched the victim (52-year-old AAF) several times.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.  The suspect is at large.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Battery – 2:27 am.  Officers were in the 100 block of State St when witnesses reported a battery to a taxi driver (44-year-old AAM).  Officers made contact with the driver/victim who reported the suspect (24-year-old AAM) called him a racial slur.  The driver told the suspect to exit the cab, at which point the suspect struck the victim multiple times.  Officers arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and conveyed him to the DCJ.  Investigation continuing.

13) EAST: Check Person – 3:37 am.  Officers responded to the Microtel Inn on East Springs Dr for a report of a disturbance.  The suspect (46-year-old WM) claimed he discharged a fire extinguisher in self defense during an interaction with an acquaintance.  Evidence at the scene did not support the suspect's claims. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and a parole hold.  Investigation continuing.

*MPD continues to get reports (both through our self reporting system as well as from calls for service) about the myriad phone scams.  The general theme is that some "official-sounding" government agency or reputable source has an urgent need for the caller to get in touch with them in order to post bail for a loved one, reconcile a tax issue, reward a financial gain, etc. Yesterday we had a constituent answer a phone call and her screen number reflected her own phone number calling.  Given how many different phone scams are taking place, it is best to just hang up on these schemers and never volunteer ANY personal or identifying information, and certainly DO NOT provide any financial information or give money to anyone.  No legitimate government agency would ever do business over the phone in this manner so do not fall prey to what may appear to be authentic, "official" requests for your time, personal information or your money!

Posted by: Chief Koval

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